The Matrix Revelations

Prologue

For the first time in its history, the Mega-City lay under a clear blue sky, bearing no signs of the epic battle that had taken place the night before. A man wearing an unnaturally clean white suit stepped on to the grass; a grass that was soaked with the first early morning dew that the Matrix had ever seen. Slowly, the man walked up to a dark skinned woman wearing a green leather coat, sitting on a park bench, enjoying the change in scenery. As he approached, the woman in green greeted him with an amused smile.

"Well now, ain't this a surprise."

"You played a very dangerous game."

"Change always is," the woman replied calmly.

"Just how long do you think this peace is going to last?"

"As long as it can."

The man in white gave a sharp, twisted smile and turned to leave, but the woman in green wouldn't let him off the hook so easily.

"What about the others?"

"What others?" the man in white replied, clearly annoyed.

"The ones that want out."

"Obviously, they will be freed."

"I have your word?"

"What do you think I am?" The man in white shot back, "Human?"

As he left, the woman in green smiled and sat back in her bench. Suddenly, the warm voice of a little girl called out from her right.

"Oracle!"

Turning to the direction of the voice, the woman in green addressed as Oracle smiled as she saw the little girl she knew as Sati come running up to her followed by her long time friend and bodyguard, Seraph. Sati reached the Oracle and wrapped her in a tight hug.

"We were afraid we might not find you," Sati said as she released the Oracle.

"Everything's okay now," the Oracle reassured her.

"Look, look!" Sati cried excitedly, pointing to the horizon.

The Oracle and Seraph gazed in the direction Sati indicated and were greeted with the first, and most beautiful, sunrise the Matrix had ever seen. As the light shone through the spaces between the skyscrapers of the Mega-City, the few clouds that floated through the sky took on a multi-colored hue, only enhancing the natural beauty of a sunrise.

"Just look at that! Beautiful," the Oracle said as she eyed the sunrise, "Did you do that?"

Sati nodded.

"For Neo."

"That's nice. I know he'd love it."

"Will we ever see him again?" Sati asked, hopeful.

"I suspect so," the Oracle replied, "Someday."

The Oracle gathered up her purse and rose to leave and as she did so, Seraph asked her a question of his own.

"Did you always know?"

The Oracle looked at him, with a smile on her face.

"Oh no, no I didn't. But I believed…I believed."

With a small smile of understanding, Seraph joined Sati and the Oracle as they walked back to the Mega-City, the first true sunrise of the Matrix shining down on them.